CBC Tournament director Brett Collins joins us to talk about kicking off their 4th season down on Lake Murray this coming Sat.....get ready for some sacks as its taken 25+ Lbs lately to win on this 50,000+ acre fishery!!
Local pro Brandon McMillan knows Lake Okeechobee, and its bass, well. He placed 6th in the recent Rayovac FLW Series event by using a 'one-two punch', combining a couple of effective techniques. Hear him tell about it in this video.
One of the biggest personalities to emerge at the top pf the Rayovac FLW Series leaderboard this week was Joe Holland. The gregarious pro from Jefferson, Maine found the type of consistency that eluded most anglers. He spent the week near the top of the field where he finished - 3rd place. In this video Holland shows us how he got it done.
What do you do when your dad makes one of the most effective jigs for fishing reeds and other heavy cover? You use it! "I don't try to use a bunch of different techniques," says Brandon Medlock, "I try to keep moving and find fish that will bite what I'm using." This week at the Rayovac FLW Series on Okeechobee Medlock finished 2nd out of 250 boats on the strength of his laser-focused game plan - and a brand new version of the Double Guard Flippin' Jig that will be called the Thunder Dome. Check it out!
Val Osinski dominated the largest field to ever fish a Rayovac FLW Series tournament (250 boats). On the final day he closed with a 25-pound limit that included 3 monstrous Okeechobee bass. He led all 3 days of the event. Take a peek into Osinski's boat, fresh off the lake, as he picks up the rods he used, shows us his lure choices, and explains why he chose the techniques that paid off so well for him.
FLW Cup Champion Anthony Gagliardi joins us at Sportsman's Warehouse with the news that he is now a member of the Sportsman's Warehouse Team! We talk to Anthony about this and much, 2015, and much more right here!
25 years. Over 2 million dollars raised. 448 boats participated this year. When it was done, one team ran 180 miles round-trip to put over 30 pounds of St Johns River bass on the scale and claim the $10,000 top prize. But the real winners are the families served by the Wolfson Children's Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla. Enjoy the sights and sounds of a day well spent on the banks of the St Johns River - the 2014 Wolfson Bass Tournament!
Greg Hackney nearly won the Bassmaster Elite Series event on Lake Dardanelle this past week. He led for two days and fell short at yesterday's final weigh in, finishing 3rd. The timing is interesting because exactly a week before the tournament began, Vance McCullough was in Hackney's boat and asked him this question: "What does it take to win a bass tournament?" Hear Hackney's insigthful answer, based on years of experience at the sport's highest level.
FLW Tour Pro John Cox and partner Keith Carson ran over 180 miles in an aluminum boat to catch 30 pounds of St Johns River bass and win the 2014 Wolfson Children's Hospital Bass Tournament. See them weigh-in, hear them tell their story!
Get in the boat with Bassmaster Elite Series and FLW Tour Pro Greg Hackney as he demonstrates how, and why, to skip a jig on baitcasting gear and then swim it subsurface to provoke exciting strikes! Topics covered include rod selection, how to set the hook and much more. Want to be a better angler? Then you must see this!
Doug Miller heads-up the Wildlife department at Grosse Savanne, a premier property in Southwest Louisiana, where you can fish for bass in the morning, giant redfish and world record speckled sea trout in the afternoon, hunt ducks and gators. And when you're done with the fun afield you will dine on world class cuisine with a Cajun flavor! Bassmaster Elite Series Pro and FLW Tour Pro Greg Hackney tells Vance McCullough about his experience on the soon-to-be-world-famous slice of Sportsman's Paradise.
With 200 Boats being ready to go at Blastoff, very few would have predicted such great bags at the Rock Sat afternoon-but thats exactly what happened. Steve Sink and Tony Foster won with 23.81 and just beat out 2nd place at 23.76, so 5/100 was all it tool to bring home the record payday..............
AC Pro Staffer Rob Digh comments on the amazing weights coming in around the region as well as a full preivew of the upcoming CBC on High Rock plus the 12 Man Federation event going on next week at historic Lake Eufaula!
Former AC Pro Staffer Robby Byrum chimes in after a big hiatus to talk about the incredible fishing going on at Lake Wateree right now............he also previews the upcoming CBC on High Rock, plus much, much more! Click here to watch!
AC Pro Staffer Rob Digh joins us to look back at one of the better weekends we've seen in years across the region. Now there is a reason for all these great weights, and Rob shares that with us. Click here for more!
CBC Tournament Director Brett Collins talks about a record setting turnout (203 Teams) as well as the fantastic fishing that these anglers were able to experience on Norman Sat. With Wateree up next weekend, don't look for much to change expect bigger limits!!
Collins Bass for Cash Tournament Director Jeff Narron joins us at their Open House Sat to get us caught up on their 2nd season and whats coming up in April. Affordable entry fee's and solid paybacks........click here for more!
From the 2014 Bassmaster Classic Expo, 2011 Collegiate National Champion Casey O'Donnell shows us the fine MHX rod blanks in the Mudhole rod-building booth. FLW Tour pro John Cox used MHX blanks to place 5th on a stingy Lake Hartwell this weekend. Find out what John and Casey already know.
Sportsman's Warehouse fishing Manager Craig Baird preps us on the conditions at Lake Murray for the upcoming Buckeye Lures Open on Sat, October 19th!! $5000 CASH GUARANTEED for 1st place...click here for all the details!
With Labor Day weekend coming up this weekend, we take a look at some hot baits to throw RIGHT NOW with SW Fishing Manager Craig Baird. Open all day this Monday as well as online 24/7 at Sportsman's Warehouse.com!
In this segment we follow Adrian Avena as he catches multiple bass to fill his livewell with a small limit in the first hour of the second day of the 2013 Forrest Wood Cup. A few other pros idle by and speak to Adrian as well - Ray Scheide, currently 7th at the Cup and Drew Benton, 2013 FLW Tour Rookie of the Year.
In this, the 4th of 4 video blogs with Team Evinrude prior to the Forrest Wood Cup, we check in with Justin Lucas. We spoke with the last two guys to hoist the trophy - Scott Martin and Jacob Wheeler - and we heard from 2013 FLW Tour Angler of the Year Andy Morgan. Justin hopes to add an impressive title to his resume this week at the Red River. He likes what he saw during a pre-practice scouting trip.
Star Brite Pro Staffer Patrick Pierce takes us through some of the OUTSTANDING NEW product coming to mkt from Star Brite in 2014..........they are not just a polish and wax product anymore! Check em out now....
Reigning FLW Tour Angler of the Year, Evinrude Pro Andy Morgan reflects on his accomplishments so far this sason, then talks about the Forrest Wood Cup, what a win on the Red River would mean to him, and how he hopes to get it done.
Evinrude Pro Jacob Wheeler is the reigning Forrest Wood Cup Cahmpion. That's a title he'd like to wear again next year. If he can win next week on Louisiana's Red River he will become the only angler ever to win the Cup twice. In this video blog (vlog) Wheeler speaks of the importance of the mental game, especially in low-weight tournaments. Confidence, he says is key. And Wheeler has confidence in his abilities and his equipment!
Randall Tharp was confident and forthcoming in his interview with Vance McCullough at Bassmaster Classic Media Day. He was not concerned about the approaching weather system that, as we learned today, hurt many of his competitors. Unlike those who struggled, Tharp showed out.
Florida's Rich Howes qualified for the classic via his win 13 months ago in the Bassmaster Southern Open on Lake Toho. He tells us about his experience this past year and this past week as he makes final tackle adjustments in his boat durind Classic Media Day.
FLW Tour pro Cody Meyer placed 5th in the recent FLW Tour season-opener on Lake Okeechobee and he did so on the strength of the sasuteki rig. Meyer used a Zappu Sasuteki Weight on the bottom - that's right, the bottom - of a Jackall Sasuteki Craw to get into thick mats with a lighter lure package. Hear him tell how he did it. While not exactly brand new, this technique hasn't quite caught on. But it will. Be the first among your bassin' buddies to pick up the sasuteki rig.
Van Soles brought in the 2nd-heaviest sack of the tournament (and the only the 2nd one to exceed 20 pounds) to close out the win with over 50 pounds on three tough fishing days at the Bassmaster Southern Open on Florida's Kissimmee Chain of Lakes.
Morgan Sprull and Tom Ridley made a statement on the final day with nearly 20 pounds to pull off the win by 0.02 pounds - that's two one-hundredths of a pound - over Donnie Feagle and Joey Wood. They pocketed over $9,500 plus big fish money - not a bad payout for winning a 25-boat tournament. Hear them tell how they won the big money in the Bienville Plantation Big Bass Blast Clasic.
Jake Gipson and Charlie Hurst, fishing for the University of Alabama, placed 2nd among 130 boats in this weekend's Carhartt College Southern B.A.S.S. Regional. Gipson has been there before. In fact, he's been better. He and former partner Matt Wercinsky founded the University of Florida club and won a pair of national titles for the fishing Gators when Gipson was an undergrad - and half of the most dynamic duo to ever compete in collegiate fishing. Now a grad student, Gipson has taken his winning ways to an established collegiate angling program.
Alabama's Jake Gipson and Charlie Hurst had taken the lead with a 24 pound, 15 ounce sack of Okeechobee bass but Kyle Oliver and Hunter McKamey from the University of Central Florida stepped to the scale with more than 20 pounds of their own to run their 2-day total to 39-12 and win the Carhartt College Southern B.A.S.S. Regional! See them do it, hear them tell how.
It was winner-take-all at the Bassmaster Wildcard presented by Star Tron on Lake Okeechobee. Shaye Baker led for 2 days. Jesse Tacoronte made a late charge. But Elite Series pro Chad Morgenthaler gained the 56th, and final, berth into the 2014 Bassmaster Classic with a 3-day total of 63 pounds, 13 ounces. See them weigh in and hear how they did it!
Bass Master Elite Series Pro Jason Williamson stops by the Oakley Big Bass Lake Murray event this Sunday to talk about the incredible success that this tournament and format are seeing in such short time--he also chides in on what it will take to win the $30,000 Boat-Motor-Trailer pkg later this afternoon!
AC Pro Staffer Rob Digh joins us again to preview what looks to be a fantastic weekend on the water! Final CBC NC Qualifier on Hickory as well as numberous others throughout the region! Patterns are changing now, and we dive into what that means for that first cast..
AC Pro Staffer Rob Digh says the new pattern as we move torward summer and especially this coming weekend is a BIG SWIMBAIT and SPOON in the 15-20 foot range. We also look back at KVD's big win on Toledo Bend-Click here for the full report!!